ISSN (web): 1855-9921
CASE REPORT: Experience in Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia using Er:YAG Laser (SMOOTH™ Mode) Combined with Platelet-rich Plasma
Dmitry Vladimirovich Maksimov
Lasers are becoming important as an alternative or adjuvant treatment modality for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Another emerging modality for hair regrowth is autologous platelet-rich plasma. A combination therapy consisting of nonablative 2940-nm Er:YAG laser in SMOOTH™ mode and the subcutaneous injection of platelet-rich plasma seems to result in significant hair regrowth. We present a case of a grade-3 androgenetic alopecia patient with evident restoration of hair density after three sessions of the combined treatment, with preservation of the achieved result several months after therapy and no adverse effects.
Key words: Er:YAG laser, SMOOTH mode, platelet-rich plasma, combination therapy, hair restoration, androgenetic alopecia.